01 Mar, 2014
Once called the "Saratoga of the West," Manitou Springs traces its name to its abundant naturally sparkling mineral springs. Native Americans considered the springs sacred, while early explorers to the area wrote of the springs' healing properties. By 1872, our aptly named town was founded as a health resort destination offering unique springs and spectacular mountain scenery. Today, guests of Manitou Springs hotels enjoy the 11 picturesque, well-preserved springs dotting the mineral springs map, each offering free samples of bubbly goodness. To try them all, stop by the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce for a map, detailed content chart (each with a distinctive taste due to the differences in mineral content) and sampling cup. Drink up!
Address: Various locations around Manitou Springs